In Search Of The Great Beast 666 – a Reenactment of his Autohagiography

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There is a lot out there on the infamous Aleister Crowley, and a lot of videos on YT that are basically narratives with pictures in the background, but this one is different. This is a more of a telling of his story with actors reading lines from his 984 page autohagiography The Confessions of Aleister Crowley which at this link is the complete book online, or you can purchase a used copy from Amazon or other dealers. I slogged though its rambling account years ago. My personal opinion of him, and it may be from his almost Puritan upbringing and the later drug addictions, is that as a Man he was a sadistic masochistic bastard vampire, but as a Magickian he was the greatest one of the last two centuries. I think this Magickian had No Fear and Big Balls, which can be good and bad of course. Part of me is a Thelemite and in the OTO, and i have done many of his rituals to great advantage, though they are tricky and powerful to handle, and i can attest to the beauty and power of his poetic Invocations and Evocations when properly vibrated.

Back to this video – What is totally different about this two hour long video from any others i have seen is that actors and actresses are playing the parts of Crowley and others and speaking words from his and their biographies or writings. There are also real audio recordings of AC doing ritual, and they visit Cefalu and other important locations in his life. It must have been nice back at the turn of the century to have enough of an inheritance to be able to basically go anywhere in the world with whomever you want and to live so comfortably, until it is all wasted away. Since much is from his above mentioned autohagiography you have to take it with a Big grain of salt because AC was quite a trickster and story teller and there are some strange conclusions the makers of the video make near the end. Either way, i recommend it as well researched, filmed and acted, and a pleasure to watch. Enjoy. 93

2 thoughts on “In Search Of The Great Beast 666 – a Reenactment of his Autohagiography

  1. Interesting. I will watch it when I have a bit more time.

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